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SEC proposes CEO pay ratio disclosure rule
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2013

The SEC issued a proposed rule on September 18, 2013, that would require most public companies to report the ratio between the annual total


PLUS D&O Symposium 2012 -- Day 1 first panel: latest trends in securities litigation and Dodd-Frank
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2012

The first panel of the 2012 PLUS D&O Symposium discussed some of the latest trends in securities litigation and opined on potential future developments which may impact the D&O industry


Potential insurance implications of the JOBS Act
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2012

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act into law


The JOBS Act will change ipo rules for emerging growth companies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2012

The JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) will amend a broad range of provisions in the U.S. federal securities laws once it is signed by the President


The JOBS Act makes significant changes in the regulation of capital formation and the compliance landscape for many companies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

The JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) was passed by Congress on March 27, 2012 and is expected to be signed soon by the President


Delaware Court of Chancery tackles issue of first impression and rules that stock option backdating violates a director’s fiduciary duty of loyalty
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2007

In Ryan v. Gifford, 918 A.2d 341 (Del. Ch. 2007), the Delaware Court of Chancery addressed a novel issue of Delaware law: whether backdating stock option grants violates one or more fiduciary duties


SEC permits (and may require) proxy solicitations on the internet
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2007

Issuers and third parties will soon be able to solicit proxies for annual meetings by posting proxy materials on an Internet website


SEC releases competing proposals for shareholder participation in contested elections
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2007

On July 27, 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission posted two separate proposing releases that relate to shareholder access to a public company’s proxy ballot in connection with director elections


The Brocade options backdating trial: Reyes found guilty on all counts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2007

On Tuesday, August 7, 2007, after more than a week of deliberations, the jury in the criminal trial of ex-Brocade CEO Greg Reyes returned a guilty verdict


Merrill Lynch subprime-related shareholder derivative action dismissed
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2009

On February 17, 2009, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed, without prejudice, a shareholder derivative action pending against Merrill Lynch's directors and officers alleging breach of fiduciary and waste of corporate assets in connection with Merrill Lynch's exposure to subprime debt